S.H.A.R.E., with contributions from the Gay Lea Foundation, is a proud supporter of Tabitha Cambodia who has done a significant amount of work in the country to provide resources to the people who need it most. As an organization grounded in agriculture, our funds have gone specifically to build wells for families who use them for both potable water and crop irrigation. The wells enable the farmers to grow crops even during the dry season, grow a greater variety of crops, and get better yields! Just some of the crops being grown include rice, corn, long beans, bananas, and mangoes. When they have extra produce, they are able to sell it for additional income. Due to the increased access to water and income many of the families have been able to purchase livestock, especially chickens and pigs, which further improves their diet and sources of revenue.
He says, “All the families I met were extremely grateful for the wells they have received...I can’t stress enough the importance of water in rural communities. It provides people with endless possibilities to improve their lives.” Casey has personally volunteered with Tabitha Cambodia many times over the past 17 years to help with their projects, including building houses.